- The JM will check the spot, then tell you to exit.
- When you are ready to exit, just dive out of the plane like Superman. Do not check in.
- Get stable as soon as possible after exit.
- Turn to find your JM. Track towards him when you find him.
- Follow your JM's hand signals. Remain close to him throughout the dive.
- When he signals you to turn, do a 360. Check your altitude after each manuever.
- When he signals you to track towards him, use forward motion to get closer to him.
- When he gives you the delta-track signal, track for five seconds.
- If he drops below you, arch harder to increase your fall rate.
- If he floats above you, arch a little less to decrease your fall rate.
- At 6000 feet, shake your head to indicate "no more manuevers." Your JM will not remind you if you forget.
- Turn 180 away from your JM and track for five seconds, then stop.
- Wave off and pull at 4000 feet. Note the new altitude. Check above you as you wave.
- Count to five and check your parachute.
- Remain stable 100% of the time after exit
- Demonstrate tracking, fall rate control, and tracking skills
- Demonstrate altitude awareness despite distractions.
- Perform breakoff procedure at 6000 feet.
- Stable solo waveoff and pull at a lower altitude (4000 feet, plus or minus 500 feet.)
LEVEL SEVEN HINTS:
- Be altitude aware! Your JM will not help with altitude clues, and may try to distract you. Do not let him!
- Remember - the pull is lower than previous dives. You have more time between "no more manuevers" and the pull.
- During the track, be sure to pick a point on the ground to track towards so you don't track in a circle.
- Expect the unexpected. This is your final dive as a student, and your JM will be testing you to see if you can safely jump on your own.
REMEMBER THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF ANY SKYDIVE:
PULL AT THE RIGHT ALTITUDE!
LAND SAFELY UNDER AN OPEN CANOPY!